My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
Thanksgiving has passed, which means it's time to be obnoxiously festive and excited for Christmas!!!! It's truly the best time of year. The music, the decor, the twinkly lights. It's so cozy and warm. It's a season of tradition and reflection upon time gone by.
Butttttttt, who are we kidding? Christmas is also about gifts. Getting them and giving them. I know this can be stressful as heck. What do you give the person who has everything? Elf-ette Olivia is here to help, my friend. This is a list of five gifts you can give to anyone and everyone.
Homemade Pickled Red Onions
These scrumptious lil' onions are a condiment most people have never had, which is why they're a great gift. Everyone is always surprised at how tasty these are--I recommend topping them on a sandwich or a salad! Learn how I make them here.
I'm always preaching that one of the greatest feelings in the world is putting on a new pair of socks. Socks are one of those things that no one ever buys for themselves when they probably need to. I know people who will wear a pair of socks until they resemble a wash rag. You can find a huge selection of colors and prints--something to suit anyone's taste!
A French Press
I love how chic a french press looks sitting on my kitchen counter. Using one is such a nice ritual in the morning, and I find them way easier to use than an electric coffee machine or a Keurig. Most people don't know you can use them to make tea and hot chocolate in addition to coffee. This is sure to get a lot of use!
A plant is a very symbolic gift. It represents a lasting relationship. I think most people look forward to the task of taking care of a plant and keeping it alive. Succulents are a perfect plant to give because they tend to be the easiest to take care of--think aloe or a cactus! You also find a super cute container to present it in.
Since this is primarily a beauty blog, I couldn't end the list without something for the beauty lover. Birchbox is a monthly subscription service that sends you samples of the newest and most loved beauty products out there. They offer personalized boxes for men and women, in 3/6/12 month durations. Give the gift that keeps on giving!
Happy Gifting!!! Till next time.
--Elfette Olivia xx